P A I N T I N G
The experience of living in the Volcano rain forest and studying its changing moods has provided inspiration for many of Ira's paintings. In the blink of an eye, everything changes and even the most mundane objects can take on a mystical quality.
Ira has a BFA from Tyler School of Art Temple University, Philadelphia PA. He also received a Max Beckman Scholarship at the Brooklyn Museum for his graduate work. Ira has a number of works in the Hawaii State Museum and the Hilo Art Museum. His pieces have found their way into important collections in this country as well as Europe and Japan.